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ABC
Jul 11, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. here in the city of baltimore, there were tens of thousands of people without power. the city had workers knocking on doors trying to find these people and in some cases rescue them in the intense heat we had after the power went out. they are asking for a study to find out where some power lines might be buried and whether that could be helpful. the mayor knows people needed help and hoping the power companys will provide it in the future. >> with the heat continuing to rise and the length of times out power continued to lengthen, these people would need additional assistance, we were able to get that lift. our hope is moving forward we will be able to get it sooner. >> reporter: mayor asking bge to increase the number of tree trimming and limb trimming that goes on before the storm so when one hits it's not as serious. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> was she concerned about the lack of resources or the response time? >> reporter: i think she was pleased with the level of resources put in here based on her comments. it's the people here in baltimore city without power in the h
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 5:30pm EDT
>>> now, abc 2 news at 5:30. >>> right now, a baltimore city firefighter is charged with running an online prostitution ring. jamar marvin simmons, a 10-year veteran of the fire department, was arrested. we'll have much more coming up at 6. >>> good news tonight when it comes to the health of the chesapeake bay. according to reports, maryland is on track to meet its goals for improving the health of the bay. maryland has exceeded its cover crop goal as far as the future goals. the report says urban septic system pollution -- >>> students in baltimore are showing progress in math but not so much in reading. the state department of education results were released today. >>> we start tonight focusing on your money and the taxes that you pay. it's convenient. open 24 hours and right now it's tax-free. we're talking about online shopping. but all that tax-free shopping may soon change. >> how about organic green iced tea? >> reporter: if you buy anything from a store in washington, d.c., the sales tax is 10%. but if you bought something online from a business that doesn't have a phys
ABC
Jul 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
and baltimore city continue to be the areas with the most outages. we have baltimore county pat 53,000. the city at 36,000 followed by anne arundel, howard and carroll. let's take a live look at parkville. they're cleaning up from last friday night's storm, but now there's another system -- another system coming in. let's check in with wyatt everhart. >>> we're tracking a line of scattered thunder storms as they push in from the north and west. right out of the gate this is not similar to anything we're facing. unwelcome news. this is a robust garden variety. no severe warning on this storm. the however, we do have a severe storm moving through garrett county, more offing into cumberland, containing quite a bit of lightning. it's an area we have to watch as it pushes from southwest to northeast. after they clear the high country, we could see scattered storms moving into the western suburbs, carroll county and baltimore county. it's unwelcome because that would disrupt power line work which we should continue to
ABC
Jul 31, 2012 5:30pm EDT
bid police. investigators are still looking for more leads in this case. >>> baltimore city police commissioner bealefeld beam -- fred bealefeld spent his last day on the job. under his lead, baltimore has seen violent crime decrease over the past five years. the commissioner says he's unsure what his next more of will be. >>> a panel from the state has approve lad license for that compos in because the. the the -- rocky gap has scaled down their original plans from 850 slot machines down to 500. >>> well, a quiet neighborhood in littlersville was interrupted by screams and the sounds of police helicopter. a man attacked his moghts are-- mother. >> i'm a big yard person, so i was working on my yard. >> reporter: that's what terry was doing in this ser reason neighborhood. police say this man, 21-year-old james zito became very enraged in his home. >> volatile in nature. restrained family members. the mother arrived home and he ended up stabbing her and fleeing on foot oar are the here risks scene spilled outside and terry saw it unfold. >> the moargtd -- mother was laying in the ya
ABC
Jul 2, 2012 5:30pm EDT
,000. baltimore city 59,000. howard, carroll and harford are starting to come back online. when a trough falls in baltimore, everybody knows about it. joce sterman is on northern parkway. pel are living in tree houses, aren't they? >> absolutely. they have no way out unless they want to sneak out the back. this is not just one tree. this is one, two, three, four that have fallen down on the 1100 block of east parkway. these trees, for some of them, come all the way up to the doorway. the only lady had can get out is on the corner, miss judy. her neighbor is in the able to get out. the the whole way. just about 10 minutes ago a representative from the city was here and they have put in the official order to deal with these trees. that's good news. bad news is those guys still don't have power, so they're sweating inside their houses and the worst news is these four trees provided them a great deal of shade and guess what, they are gone for good. so they're dealing with a lot, but they're within set of neighbors dealing with a lot. we saw cars that were crushed by trees in some neighborhoods. th
ABC
Jul 6, 2012 5:30pm EDT
>>> now, abc2 news at 5:30. >>> baltimore city is under a code red heat alert through the weekend and people will be seeing triple digit temperatures. a nice heat related death was reported. a man in baltimore county. this heat can be dangerous and deadly. let's check in with wyatt everhart to find out how long this extreme heat is going to last. i hope you got good news for us. >> the end is in sight. the problem is the end doesn't get here until monday. a lot of heat this weekend. the peak coming tomorrow. our excessive warning nearly statewide, except for the mountains where it's a different climate. through saturday even eve. we are talking about a humid warm night. the grounds extremely hot from the days in a row of heat and sunshine today. we will get down close to 80, upper 70s. the numbers have been in the upper 90s. feeling like 107 frederick. 101 baltimore. that is a computer glitch. 140 easton, i don't think so. weather equipment is having difficulty. 102 tomorrow. that's going to be the peak of the heat wave. that's not the index, that's the air temperature tomorrow. >
ABC
Jul 19, 2012 5:30pm EDT
awareness one step at a time. >> reporter: baltimore city fire department in conjunction with the national fallen firefighters foundation held a memorial stair climb to fdñhonor the sacrifices made by men and women whose lives were claimed on september 11th. >> i'm retired from the fdny. i lost a lot of family, fdny members in the trade center. the men and women who are behind us right now, they are remembering them. for me as well as all the family members who lost loves ones. >> reporter: hundreds of firefighters came to support the nonprofit fallen firefighters fund like battalion chief paramedic angel from prince george's county. she and the boys are climbing the stairs to honor some of the fallen heroes. it's for richard allen, on ladder 15. it's a great cause to raise money for the families of the fallen firefighters. >> reporter: this large family of firefighters will climb seven flights to equal the 110 flights, the same number as the world trade center towers. this climb is a time to remember and pay tribute to those 340 members of the fire department. >> to remember the sacrific
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 5:30pm EDT
311 if you're in baltimore city. >>> well, we were just over a week out from those severe storms that knocked out power to more than a half million people, finally getting around to cleanup, and then another storm last night. if you live in baltimore county the bad news is you probably have a lot of debris all over place and the county knows what you're going through and has a plan. there are dumpsters and three permanent drop off facilities, one in white marsh and one in the hail thunderstorm area. >>> the black market is going green. thieves are making big bucks steeling oil from sidewalks and it's happening right here in maryland, too. susan shows us why this business is so lucrative. >> reporter: it's 3:00 a.m., and a man emerges from the red rooster are restaurant, he wears an official vest but instead of unlocking padlocks, he snaps them off. what's he after, believe it or not, cooking oil. >> does somebody just come up and do that sort of thing. i don't know why anybody would want to mess with that nasty stuff. >> reporter: this alleged thief messed with them before. the r
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
baltimore, students enjoy a good breakfast before hitting the classroom. it's part of the child first summer program. >> we're dedicated to summer learning laws, which is very prevalent among children in baltimore city who zoo get a chance to be a part of some summer program. and we really want our young people to excel and to -- when fall comes along to be on point in their grade. >> reporter: the four-week program allows 60 students to connect classroom skills to real world activities. today students are learning to make a healthy salad in a cooking class. by the looks of things, they're enjoying the lesson. >> i like cooking. we get to try out new things. >> we do activities and learn a lot. >> students also enjoy other classes like arts and crafts, sports and games. the students what they learn to become more productive with hands on experience. they're responsible in using both learning and real world skills. this shows how to use what they're learning to create a product which could be used on an open market. it's held during the school year. >> i like that we can learn all day and do
ABC
Jul 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
into details about what they found here but confirm baltimore is one of 109 cities involved in a giant crack down on those drugs, they are designer drugs like spice and bath salts. in city after city the scene was the same, agents with blacks of evidence. > thousands of pounds of product. we think we will have large sums of money. >> reporter: the dea raided targets across the country including in baltimore after a raid at this san diego business one man said he was always a bit suspicious. >> you come around and the big guy with the coat and goggles on in the parking lot. it's -- of course it makes you think. something not normal. >> reporter: the dea said the designer drugs can be found at smoke shops, even convenience stores and gas stations, often hidden and we spotted them while shopping last year as part of an investigation. >> sold in real looking packaging, these substances are marketed to teens and to young adults with benign and catchy titles. >> reporter: the drugs can cause extreme paranoia and violence, even death and we have told you some of the stories we have heard. the fe
ABC
Jul 17, 2012 5:30pm EDT
issue for the next three weeks is traffic. traffic all over this city down from lombard to baltimore street. everything is being directed around this intersection where the break occurred. there will be a lot of delays not only for motorists buts will the bus travelers. we'll update you on the delays and what the city will do coming up at the top of the hour at 6:00. reporting live, roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> we look forward to seeing that. >>> the water main break is located in one of the busiest traffic areas in the city. with so many events scheduled for the next three weeks, you have to wonder how much of an obstacle it will be. brian kuebler has more on what you can expect. >> reporter: when talking about the downtown water main break, this is the money shot. as crews work for a projected three weeks to fix it, the hope is the bigger events planned in and around baltimore don't get washed away. >> for this water main break think about it. we don't want you to stay home. >> reporter: it is manageable. >> it is manageable. >> reporter: she helps organize the 31st annual thr
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 5:30pm EDT
of the national football league. >>> the baltimore grand prix is about a month away. officials say they're committed to keeping the city accessible during the construction. >> building a race track really is not one big thing that we can do. it's the thousand little details. it's make sure the ada crosswalks are open. it's making sure that traffic isn't impacted, that we're doing it at night. all of these things are important to us. if takes place labor day weekend. so people are able to get in and out of their neighborhoods. >>> now the story about a baltimore police officer. no guns, no bites, just understanding. >> my prediction is this will be the story of the day. officer dan is a recent graduate. he was responding to a call from a vicious dog. when he showed up, he found a pitbull being chased by kids who was throwing glass bottles. the dog immediately came running over with his tail between his legs, started licking the officer's stays. the officer put him in the squad car, taking him to the rescue and care shelter. he wanted to check on the dog, so he came back in a few days. ev
ABC
Jul 16, 2012 5:30pm EDT
are calling people saying they're with the baltimore county firefighters association but the callers are no none of the volunteer fire companies in baltimore use telephone fund-raising. >> well, the latest tonight. the olympics are less than two weeks away and the city of london is make find preparations. according to a recent report they have a lot of work to do twee comes to security. suspects on terror watch lists were waved through immigration in the last three days. inexperienced officers were to blame for failing to catch them. despite the breach, the uk has stepped up secured. the olympics will mark the largest british military deployment since world war ii. british authorities have not responded to today's report but they have pledged that the games will be safe. >>> more than 235,000 people are expected to fly into heathrow parent today. that's about a quarter more than usual, a record for the airport. officials say extra staff will be on hand to handle the long lines. more than 500 volunteers, speaking 20 different languages will welcome olympic athletes and officials. >>>
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. ocean city, 81 degrees. a couple of spot showers towards the north and west, from time to time, carol, baltimore, harford, cecil could see a spot shower. we are headlining the best shot of the showers to erupt during the course of this evening. further north and west you go. see a good downpour coming in to parts of coupler land and garrett. beyond that, watching a better shot of rain that will move in across our area. for the rest of the evening, temperature around 84 degrees, mostly cloudy, a spot shower, chance being further towards the north and to the west. the big boards, a whole mess of weather going on towards the south and the west. scattered showers and storms. go beyond that, that's where we are seeing the heat. nothing going on in the way of clouds or issuer activity. that's the heat that's going to pump in towards this weekend and more so as we go in to next week. we will show you the forecast, it's a hot steamy one, coming up in a little bit. >>> you maybe breaking out your sprinkler soon if we don't get the rain. in some parts of the u.s., citys are issuing bans on wat
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